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Mareca strepera


Medium sized dabbling duck, male in few nuances of grey and delicately patterned.


Common and widespread species in northern hemisphere, found in or around wetlands. Here, observed in eastern wetlands of pays de Gex - small area located in between the Jura range and Geneva lake.


Observed in large numbers during the Wetlands Bird Count 2019. Previously placed in Anas genus, this (and fex others) species is today placed in genus Mareca.

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1 Comment

Hema a year ago

These are simple yet pretty.

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Jan 14, 2019
Submitted on Jan 16, 2019

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